Dec. 3, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Friday's first day of competition at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas proved to be a successful one for the Arizona State men's and women's swimming and diving teams. The Sun Devils recorded two top-three finishes in individual competition, while three ASU relay teams finished in second place.
Arizona State sophomore Sarah Baham won the 100-meter butterfly at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center in an NCAA-qualifying time of 59.91. Baham, who has won every butterfly event she has entered this season, bested her previous fastest mark of 1:00.97 set against USC on Nov. 13. Other Sun Devil women's highlights included the 400 medley relay team of Lauren Morelli, Riley Mants, Baham and Carolyn Adel, which finished second with an NCAA consideration time of 4:08.80. Meanwhile senior Casey Murphy will receive NCAA consideration with her fifth place showing in the 400 freestyle (4:13.28).
On the men's side, ASU got a strong showing in the 400 free from freshman Anders Lyrbring, who finished third in an NCAA consideration time of 3:50.94, and from sophomore Bo West, who touched the wall fifth (3:51.60). Runner-up relay performances were turned in by the 200 free team of Pablo Abal, Lyrbring, Simon MacDonald and Scott VonSchoff (1:29.19), and by the 400 medley squad of Abal, Adam Guzauskas, MacDonald and VonSchoff (3:37.85). Both of those times will receive consideration for the NCAA Championships.
In diving action, senior Katrina Pfeuffer had the highest Sun Devil finish with her fourth place showing of 390.0 in one-meter competition.
The Texas Invitational continues with preliminary heats Saturday morning followed by a finals session beginning at 6:00 p.m. CST. The meet concludes Sunday afternoon.